Saturday, September 5, 2015

James Fry Interviewed on Hong Kong Investigation of 1MDB Scandal

"Former Malaysian official asks Hong Kong police to investigate 1MDB scandal"
Ben Westcott
South China Morning Post
3 September 2015
A former Malaysian official has filed a report with Hong Kong police to investigate the 1MDB scandal, after he said he lost faith that police in his homeland would uncover the truth.
     Both local businessman Jho Low and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak have been implicated in the ongoing investigation.
     But a University of Hong Kong law expert said it would be very difficult for local authorities to enforce any punishment against those accused...
     HKU associate law professor James Fry said under international law the ability to enforce legislation in a particular case or against a particular person usually depended on them being in the same jurisdiction.
     “Enforcement will be difficult until the person actually arrives in Hong Kong, even assuming there exists the ability to prescribe certain behaviour in that case,” he said.
     “This is to say nothing about any immunity issues that might exist if you are dealing with a leader from a foreign country.”... Click here to read the full story.

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